How truck driver burnt to death in Ogun state without help

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A yet-to-be-identified truck driver was roasted to death during an accident involving his truck. The incident which occurred over the weekend was as a result of over-speeding of the driver who was driving a Diesel-laden tanker on top speed.

According to eyewitnesses, the truck fell on its side spilling its content which spread rapidly into the nigbourhood. Unfortunately, the fire was said to have erupted before the rescue effort could commence.

The incident affected the free flow of traffic in the axis before the rescue operation was completed by the state firefighters, Federal Road Safety Corps, the Nigeria Police, and Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE).

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) Public Relations Officer, Babatunde Akinbiyi who confirmed the accident warned the drivers of articulated vehicles especially tanker drivers to avoid reckless driving.

He said, “the drivers of articulated vehicles especially tanker drivers should avoid excessive speed, drunk driving and have adequate rest before embarking on any journey in view of its attendant consequence.”

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